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GrahamNobles 13 9 4 England
21 Nov 2008 6:11AM
Very simple but effective composition, good strong but natural colours, well handled shot.
Graham
dawnmichelle 14 12 United States
21 Nov 2008 6:14AM
another magnificent shot.. love the shades you captured..
CherryMartin 14 10 United States
21 Nov 2008 6:20AM
Outstanding shot.
VIKI 15 18 1 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2008 6:22AM
Wow, this is stunning.
challicew 13 1 1 South Africa
21 Nov 2008 6:38AM
Again, another outstanding capture of that awesome sunset!
21 Nov 2008 6:39AM
looks very good,EXELLENT i must say,best of the week
jaktis Plus
18 84 Sweden
21 Nov 2008 6:46AM
Extraordinary colours, I guess you took a lot of pictures

Peter
CarolG 15 199 20 Greece
21 Nov 2008 7:08AM
What a wonderful mixtrure of colours, must have been a marvellous sight. Well captured. Carol
DolphinLady 15 54 1 Wales
21 Nov 2008 7:16AM
Another beauty.....absolutely amazing colours.
Gives out a feeling of warmth.
Hilary
jdenman 13 19 5 Spain
21 Nov 2008 7:30AM
Stunning colours and a nice composition.
John
MRSbiscuit60 13 224 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2008 7:34AM
Ohhh, this is glorious. Trish
Paul_cats 16 61 22 Scotland
21 Nov 2008 7:37AM
Wonderful golden tones and good strong composition.
Paul
photophantom 13 108 3 Philippines
21 Nov 2008 7:40AM
Amazing shot!
DebbieBMP 13 33 1 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2008 7:53AM
Wow this looks like molten gold it is absolutely beautiful
imagio 15 12 1 England
21 Nov 2008 7:56AM
Gorgeous sunset Tom

Bernie
ugly Plus
13 9 57 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2008 8:07AM
Love the colours in this shot....
Great bit of work...

Dave
DLLP 13 27 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2008 8:10AM
Fantastic colour and sand details. Great shot!

Dave
cjl47 14 5 3 England
21 Nov 2008 8:14AM
Gorgeous shot, lovely colour.
chris
Blenkinsopp 16 320 4 England
21 Nov 2008 8:15AM
awesome colours and reflections in the wet sand and the simple composition works well
21 Nov 2008 8:16AM
Amazing colours.
David
MandsH 15 England
21 Nov 2008 8:25AM
Wow - thought yesterdays was good, this is even better
Mandy
videotec 13 8 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2008 8:30AM
The colours in this shot are awesome--Beautiful shot
Regards
Pete
Richsr 14 91 223 England
21 Nov 2008 8:55AM
You certainly hit on a great evening - like the tones in this - Have a good weekend.
Regards Richard.
BERTRAM 13 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2008 9:00AM
Stunning image.
Dave
piccy 15 8 Wales
21 Nov 2008 9:07AM
Wow, what an evening.
freda
exposure Plus
17 6.0k United Kingdom
21 Nov 2008 9:30AM
Beautiful again Tom lovely light foreground detail tones and composition.
Pauline.
crash39 16 24 England
21 Nov 2008 9:36AM
Amazing colours!!

Anne
conrad 17 10.9k 116
21 Nov 2008 10:10AM
Glorious colour!
Buffalo_Tom Plus
15 2.3k 23 Wales
21 Nov 2008 10:15AM
Just opened up the page,amazing response.Thank you all.
Tom.
RTDS 13 Cyprus
21 Nov 2008 10:48AM
Superb capture.
Absolutely awsome colours,i love it.
Well done my friend.
Robert
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.1k 2475 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2008 11:05AM
Oh boy this is good...
Fabulous textures in the sand. Plus, those branches are like primeval blackened bones .
Moira
woolybill1 Plus
15 38 78 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2008 11:13AM
Wonderfully vivid, reminds me of the Disney interpretation of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring in "Fantasia" with dinosaurs dying out in arid heat - but your version is far less twee!
Bill
Rende 14 38 4 Netherlands
21 Nov 2008 11:17AM
Absolutely gorgeous shot with those colours and the beautiful accents in the foreground.
Rende
NEWMANP 13 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2008 12:33PM
you sure shoved the saturation lever to max there, thats an eye blower outer,
Buffalo_Tom Plus
15 2.3k 23 Wales
21 Nov 2008 12:53PM
Haven't touched the saturation lever at all.This is how it was on the night.
Tom.
LuzDeNoche 13 2 France
21 Nov 2008 1:04PM
Breathtaking - again!
Smile Lucy
Sezz 17 619 15 England
21 Nov 2008 1:11PM
I agree with Lucy - fabulous again Tom!

Sarah *
Alan_Coles 16 178 11 Wales
21 Nov 2008 1:13PM
Another fantatsic feast of colours Tom, great stuff - this series is a goodie for sure!!
dathersmith 14 565 12 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2008 1:36PM
It must have been a great night down there Tom, another superb shot. The colour is something else.

Darren.
hellsbells8868 13 151 2 Wales
21 Nov 2008 1:48PM
Fantastic......another beauty.
Scaramanga 14 60 6 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2008 3:05PM
It is an amazing colour, beautiful image.
Silverzone 14 2 England
21 Nov 2008 3:14PM
Superb! Sylvia
gary_d 14 576 13 Wales
21 Nov 2008 3:35PM
This is an awesome image what beautiful colour. - gary
User_Removed 14 485 13 England
21 Nov 2008 3:42PM
gorgeous gorgeous shot Tom
andy210966 14 4 119 Wales
21 Nov 2008 3:54PM
Another beautiful shot Tom!

Andy
21 Nov 2008 4:22PM
I feel warm from the glow Tom, beautiful orange hue, lovely capture, Adrian
21 Nov 2008 5:05PM
Fantastic Tom - almost awe inspiring - well it is actually!

Mike
pascalg Plus
14 37 1 France
21 Nov 2008 5:18PM
another superb capture !
21 Nov 2008 5:24PM
remarkable once again.
Bob_V 14 1 2 United States
21 Nov 2008 6:25PM
What a gorgeous image Tom, such marvelous colors.
Bob
MalcolmS Plus
16 1.2k 13 England
21 Nov 2008 6:48PM
Terrific colours Tom, like the simple comp.

Malcolm
cassiecat 13 39 46 England
21 Nov 2008 8:17PM
stunning colours.lesley
norton 18 2 6 Jersey
21 Nov 2008 8:39PM
Another beauty,superb colour and composition,great capture............

Tony.
fatherpie 13 18 12 England
21 Nov 2008 9:39PM
F.A.B.U.L.O.U.S!!!!
Dave
GillyB 16 317 8 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2008 12:50AM
I must agree with Fatherpie Smile

gill
GlenD 14 United States
22 Nov 2008 8:19AM
I think I would of stood there in awe looking at this and forget that I had the camera. lol
Another great one Tom
Glen
Joline Plus
15 38 59 United States
22 Nov 2008 12:26PM
What a fabulous sky! The lines in this image make it almost abstract. Totally gorgeous.
JimV 15 6 3 Canada
23 Nov 2008 12:59AM
As I'll probably never live to see a sunset as beautiful as this, thanks for sharing it with us Tom, the driftwood finishes it off splendidly!
Rgds., Jim
Mavis 19 143 2 England
23 Nov 2008 9:20AM
Fantastic colours Tom , a great composition Wink xx
23 Nov 2008 7:50PM
wonderful image tom
24 Nov 2008 1:38PM
The world is orange then, really !!! stunning orange sorbet of a sunset Tom. helen
Picture_Newport 13 659 19 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2008 6:55PM

Quote:Haven't touched the saturation lever at all.This is how it was on the night.
Tom.



I find this really hard to believe.

It's still a nice shot though.
Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
24 Nov 2008 8:14PM
What a wonderful golden sky, this must have been some sight to behold
Buffalo_Tom Plus
15 2.3k 23 Wales
25 Nov 2008 12:17PM
Well Mr.Reluctant Fish you were not there on the evening and you didn't have control of my camera or computer.
Tom.
Picture_Newport 13 659 19 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2008 3:52PM
Appologies if my comment offends.

I thought this was an open forum where people are encouraged to pass comment and give an oppinion.

I live near the heritage coast and have not seen a sunset quite as intense as this for a long while, no doubt the sunset the other night may have been exceptional, but I do not recall colours quite as saturated as this.

As I said, it is a nice shot.
Buffalo_Tom Plus
15 2.3k 23 Wales
25 Nov 2008 4:10PM
Paul,

I used a Polariser and a Grad Filter for the sky.Cokin P121 as I always do.
The exposure was 15 secs,F16 at Iso 100.The colours were that intense and I have never seen anything like it before.I am not duly offended by what you say but when I do mention how I take the image then with the greatest respect that is what if I have done.If I do process images then that is mentioned in my write up.There are a lot of people on here who don't state how an image is producd then that is there prerogative.
I hope you have enjoy your time on EPZ and welcome to the forum and thank you for your comments.
Tom.
Alan_Coles 16 178 11 Wales
25 Nov 2008 7:17PM
Just come back to have another look at your sunset pics Tom and have picked up on the thread above - hope you don't mind me commentating too?

As I was not on the beach at the time I cannot say for definite if the colours were that intense but having known you for a little while I can honestly say your integrity is fine with me.

Now that evening. I was in work at the time and besides a call from my wife, a text from a friend - both in different parts of South Wales - I was stuck in a meeting looking out of the window and cursing like mad at the ongoing liquid lightshow I was seeing over the buildings outside. I had not seen colours that intense since a visit to The Gower a few years earlier whilst on a family camping trip. I was in Port Talbot (abt 13 miles away I think it is?) and can well imagine if it was like that there is was very similar down the road.

I think there are a few factors to take into consideration when seeing this picture and the "intense" colours. Firstly would be location. As I found out myself you can be on different places on that beach and get a very different kind of light going on - even in the space of a few yards. The beach itself plays an imense part if the production of images like the one above. The wet sand that is ever present (due to the constant running stream) would glisten even on a moderately light evening, perhaps this is the thing that draws people back there time & time? Secondly, and I think you have covered a bit of the subject in your reply. The equipment used and how you use it - a small alteration of white balance can mean a world of difference to how the image comes out - a trick if you can call it that, that you Tom have taught me. Then there is exposure. The longer the exposure the more light the sensor picks up - I would imagine the sensor in that situation would see a lot more than the human eye hence exentuating that glorious colour that was about.

I don't recall if you remember Tom but the following morning you rang me on the way to work and I remember you saying that on arriving home your immediate reaction upon viewing the card was a little disappointed because you thought the colours were TOO much...so if anything I thought you might have tried to tone them down but it seems you went with what was on the card - and so glad as reluctant cat has said, they are nice shots....well me I think they are fab but I am a lover of colour anyways!

Just as a point of interest and to give reluctant cat a view of what it was like on Friday night when I visited....for a long time there was no colour at all and then there was a 10 or 15 mins spell where the sky (and the sand) was so lit up. Look at the pic in my gallery and then compare it with the image posted in Alyismad's gallery - we were both on the beach at the same time - and you will see that they are almost identical in colour. I only met Steve on that night and have not asked what he has done to his image but for mine it was just a touch of contrast and sharpening and that was it - all the rest was as it was - incidently I did have a polariser and UV filter on earlier but I had taken them off and just had an ND grad on the end of the lens.

Sorry for rambling on but us walkers do that !!
Picture_Newport 13 659 19 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2008 5:33PM

Quote:a small alteration of white balance can mean a world of difference to how the image comes out - a trick if you can call it that, that you Tom have taught me.!


nothing else needs to be said.
sut68 18 2.0k 77 England
30 Nov 2008 12:58PM

Quote:I thought this was an open forum where people are encouraged to pass comment and give an oppinion

... it is, so why not try to pass a constructive comment/critique rather than a negative one alluding to the fact that the OP is a liar.

Quote:nothing else needs to be said

... hmmmmmm!!!

The fact that use of filters and selective WB adjustment may have been used to enhance the shots appearance at the moment of capture does not mean that Tom has boosted the saturation, post process ... which in essence you were insinuating he had. The techniques employed are all valid ones used by landscape [and other] photographers, if you can't understand that, then you shouldn't really cast negative comments when you don't understand the processes involved!!!

Sorry for the 'rant' Tom, but when you briefly mentioned this yesterday, I had to go and see it for myself Smile

Paul
oppo 15 6 2 Scotland
1 Dec 2008 11:44PM
One word for a change Wink... Awesome !

Phil
Picture_Newport 13 659 19 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2008 5:38PM

Quote:This is how it was on the night.




Quote:The fact that use of filters and selective WB adjustment may have been used to enhance the shots appearance at the moment of capture[/.quote]
sut68 18 2.0k 77 England
2 Dec 2008 8:40PM
... your point being? I mentioned moment of capture not post process as you questioned!!!

Quote:Haven't touched the saturation lever at all.

Nuff said!!!
Buffalo_Tom Plus
15 2.3k 23 Wales
2 Dec 2008 9:12PM
Reluctant Fish/Paul.To clear this up once and for all the White balance on my camera is set at Cloudy and this is for all my landscape images.This is no secret or any special setting.In my write up and comment earlier I used polariser and Grad Filter and that is no different to any shot I have taken at the Heritage Coast.
Thank you.
Tom.
Picture_Newport 13 659 19 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2008 2:18PM
Ok..
Dotrob 16 Wales
8 Dec 2008 8:49PM
Fabulous.
Dot
SMlLER 13 9
24 Feb 2009 8:42PM
Absolutely fantastic.

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